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do I need to order the 3mm? Do I need a smaller nozzle?

Postby vincitytaymodaimo » 2018-Oct-Fri-07-Oct

I accidentally ordered 1.75mm PLA instead of 3 mm PLA, I have tried getting it to print but no luck, it keeps jamming. I have the default nozzle size. Is there any hope of printing with this size

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Re: do I need to order the 3mm? Do I need a smaller nozzle?

Postby Mooselake » 2018-Oct-Fri-12-Oct

You'd need to change out the extruder barrel, not the nozzle, since the problem is that the smaller filament doesn't properly seal against the inside of the upper part of the extruder.

Not wanting to get into the filament size wars (both sizes have advantages, but the smaller stuff works with cheaper extruders) but your best bet is to not use the small stuff and get the proper diameter. If you only have one spool of filament get several - you're going to use it if you keep printing. I see that your IP address is outside the US and looks like you might be in Vietnam (welcome to the forum!), so your sources for material are much different than what we have. Is there any chance you could trade what you have for what you need?

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